The Final Word about Wasila, Visiting graves and Fatiha
Author: Mufti Hafidh Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi Qadri,
Professor, Islamic Law, Jamia Nizamia.
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>> Taking Wasila of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)
>> Islamic rulings about graves
>> Placing green twigs on the grave
>> Correct manner of visiting graves
>> Kissing the grave
>> Companions would kiss the grave of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)
>> Is Ziyarah of graves permissible
>> Can women visit graves
>> Doing Sajdah to the grave
>> Fatiha Making sense of the conundrum

 
 
Can women visit graves

Can women visit graves

 

In the light of Hadith, the scholars of the Ummah have permitted women to visit graves with a few conditions.  The women should be in Hijab, there should not be any mixing of men and women and no fear of moral corruption, as it is established that Hadhrat Aisha Siddiqua (May Allah be well pleased with her) visited graves.

 

Translation of Hadith: It has been narrated on the authority of Hadhrat Abdullah (May Allah be well pleased with him) that once Hadhrat Aisha Siddiqua (May Allah be well pleased with her) was coming back from a graveyard.  I asked her:  O mother of the believers!  Where are you returning from?  She said:  From the grave of my brother Abdur Rahman Bin Abu Bakr (May Allah be well pleased with him).  I asked:  Didn’t the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) prohibit visiting graves?  She said:  The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) had prohibited, but later ordered it.  (Mustadrak ‘Alas Saihain, Vol. 1, Pg. No. 533, Hadith No. 1341)

 

The jurists and the Hadith-Experts have deduced from the word “Zuru” in Arabic that visiting of graves is Mustahab (commendable) for both men and women.  They have declared this Hadith as abrogating those in which the women who visit graves have been cursed.  The words: “….but later ordered it” of the aforementioned Hadith also support this opinion that visiting of graves is Mustahab (commendable).

 

Hadhrat Mulla Ali Qari (May Allah shower His mercy on him) writes:

 

Translation:  Now as far as the Hadith, which has been narrated on the authority of Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be well pleased with him) that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) has cursed those women who visit graves frequently, some scholars are of the opinion that this is before the command of visiting graves had been given.  When general permission was given, women also were included in this.  I say about this that this issue is dependent on history, as the command of prohibition is for both men and women.  In the same way, the command of “Fazuruha” includes women as well.  (Mirqaat, Vol. 2, Pg. No. 406)

 

Imam Tirmidhi says in Jame’ Tirmidhi, Vol. 1, Pg. No. 203:

 

 
 
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